Brief Retirement Plan Assets (Updated 4/13)
Barbara Butrica
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The retirement savings of American households took a big hit when the stock market crashed in 2008. Since then, however, a good portion of these losses has been reversed. This fact sheet reports the value of assets held in retirement accounts and defined benefit plans and how they have changed since 2007-before the stock market crash and the Great Recession. It replaces "Retirement Account Balances"
Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Wealth and financial well-being Aging and retirement
Tags Economic well-being Asset and debts Income and wealth distribution Retirement policy Financial stability
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center